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  • varikonniemi
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    Originally posted by johnc View Post
    So the Intel Linux driver team couldn't just pick up the phone and ask their Windows driver team counterpart about the performance differences? Valve had to spend its own money to hire a third-party developer to investigate the issue?

    Intel strikes me as a completely dysfunctional company.
    My thoughts exactly. Do they hire the cheapest newbies to work on their Linux driver or what? "it's open source so you can learn as you go along, or ask the community for help"

    Then came a company who actually cares and hires someone who has a clue, and they end up pointing out: guys, you forgot the handbrake on.

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  • Nille
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    Originally posted by souenzzo View Post
    meanwhile, in nVidia....
    GeForce 7025 still not work with Nouveau (full system crash) and work unstable with nVidia 304xx...
    The same with a Nvidia 6100 Go Laptop

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  • nightmarex
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    Originally posted by gigaplex View Post
    I had a look through that bug report. It quickly devolved into a dumping ground of "me too" reports of unrelated issues. They couldn't get a clear, consistent answer on which kernels were actually affected, so where would the bisection start?
    greater than 3.14-2 anyhow it's been bisected many times but it's proven to be very hard to peg down also the complete lack of detail in the crash report basically tells you nothing. I feel like donating my 7870 to Michael if he would bisect the fuck out of the kernels for a while maybe he can track it down he has found a power regression that was illusive.

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  • nightmarex
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    Originally posted by zanny View Post
    I have a 7870, I've used 6000 series cards, and I've built and run 3 r600 / radoensi APUs. The only time radeonsi ever crashes is in extremely new games, and very rarely, but example I got one crash in ~80 hours of borderlands 2 and it was due to a firmware bug on the card that got fixed a week later.

    Catalyst, on the other hand, is lucky to last an afternoon.
    Don't you dare. You have no idea WTF you're talking about and Darkbasic is 100% correct. Ever since Linux 3.14 and the new radeonsi firware there is a random crash bug that hasn't been fixed so you either have an old kernel or a older linux firmare (that technically was 600) or are lying. I had to go back to catalyst for stablity (which hasn't crashed once).

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  • TheAaronB123
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    Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post
    After all this time, there's still not one person who's bisected the regression.
    Hard to bisect something that takes 5 minutes to 3 days to arise. I am the OP to bug 61844 for Mesa's RadeonSI random crashes. Why don't you go ahead and bisect it for me over an entire month, even if it is because of a single commit? Be reminded it's not known clearly to be Mesa, or a kernel update that shows it, or anything else. I personally think it's DMA issues of some sort, but I'm also not a kernel/AMD dev. Still, besides this bug for me, RadeonSI is fine on my R9 270X. But this bug is bad. And it's been a problem for about 3 months now. Other than that, most games run fine with everything on Ultra: Civ 5, The Witcher, tons of valve games. Rust has major engine issues with it being a POS, but most games programmed well are just fine.

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  • MartinN
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    Originally posted by johnc View Post
    So the Intel Linux driver team couldn't just pick up the phone and ask their Windows driver team counterpart about the performance differences? Valve had to spend its own money to hire a third-party developer to investigate the issue?

    Intel strikes me as a completely dysfunctional company.
    I doubt they even knew where to look - LunarG narrowly scoped/reproduced the problem with their tests to the point where Intel would be able to fix it.

    To your point, it's not so much dysfunction as it is lack of interest in ensuring both drivers for windows and Linux are on par. There is no reason why they should not be. It's definitely a black eye for Intel to have a 3rd party vendor identify major gaps between their drivers like this. If I were a manager at Intel, right about now I'd ask that whatever test suites they use to prove out the Windows' driver performance be completely ported over to Linux to test their Mesa driver. Anything short of this feels like they are merely placating the open source community/developers.

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  • grndzro
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    Originally posted by FutureSuture View Post
    If you think that is dysfunctional, then head on over to AMD. How many drivers for Linux will AMD be maintaining? 1? 2? 3? I am not even sure now. I wish Valve would spend its own money to hire a third party developer to aid AMD. Competition is good but AMD needs some help in that department.
    AMD has only FGLRX now. They are merging FGLRX and opensource into a binary driver. Firepro driver are pretty much FGLRX.

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  • MrCooper
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    Originally posted by holunder View Post
    Very broadly experienced bug for MONTHS: Random radeonsi crashes
    Nobody knows what the heck is causing this. Radeon HD 7770 here on Arch Linux but with Mesa 10.1.4 to at least avoiding this blocker bug (but apparently Mesa is not to blame).
    So far, everybody who claimed "doesn't happen with Mesa x.y" has later retracted that claim, because it still happened eventually. If it really never happens with 10.1.4 for you, can you try bisecting it?

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  • gigaplex
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    Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post
    After all this time, there's still not one person who's bisected the regression.
    I had a look through that bug report. It quickly devolved into a dumping ground of "me too" reports of unrelated issues. They couldn't get a clear, consistent answer on which kernels were actually affected, so where would the bisection start?

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  • brad0
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    Originally posted by darkbasic View Post
    'we've discovered a way to make the radeonsi driver STABLE' would be even better.
    'NVIDIA has discovered how to contribute documentation for their hardware and provide resources to develop the open source driver' that would be the best.

    As if pigs will fly and hell freezes over.

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